Sampling has been a common practice in music production since the 1970s. In this video from musician and vlogger Roomie, he checks out some of the more creative reuses of old music in hit songs by Daft Punk, The Weeknd, Drake, Britney Spears and more. For more sampled sources, head down the rabbit hole at WhoSampled.
Eight Minutes Upside Down has created a fantastic series of videos which explore the many tracks that sampled sounds from other musicians. In this episode, you’ll hear how electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk influenced artists from Beck to Sir Mix-a-Lot to The Chemical Brothers to Miley Cyrus.
Besides Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, one thing that’s been consistent in Gorillaz’ ever-changing 16+ year run is the use of samples. Kirima Nagi put together this video which catalogs some of the many sound bites which have made their way into the group’s tracks.